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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thin Places

What happens to you when the challenges of life come your way?

"In the Celtic tradition, a 'thin place' is the place where the veil that separates heaven and earth is nearly transparent.  It is a place where we experience a deep sense of God's presence in our everyday world.  A thin place where, for a moment, the spiritual world and natural world intersect.  There are moments when we do feel the divine breaking through into our world.  We feel unified and connected with God.  It is not an intellectual knowing, it is felt in the spirit.  It can be a sudden momentary awareness or profound unexplainable experience."  
That quote if from Pressing Into Thin Places:  Encouraging the Heart Toward God by Margaret Harrell Wills, EdD.  Audra from B&B Media Group sent me a free copy for the purpose of review.

Pressing Into Thin Places is not your typical "how to" book and is not even comparable to the variety of "self help" books out there.  Dr. Wills encourages the reader to "press close to the source of our peace" when the world is falling apart around them.  Here are a few of Dr. Wills' words from the Author's Note in the book:
"We are created to connect with God and restore the relationship we innately and desperately desire.  We are called to be followers of Jesus.  This book encourages us to be honest in our need and expectant in our faith.  It points us to move toward the heart of God and find the joy and reality of 'God alive in us.'"
This is a book perfect for personal devotions.  The sections are short and vary from poems to scripture to quotes from a variety of sources to personal stories shared by Dr. Wills.  She clearly expresses importance of "the application of faith in all areas of life and at all times".

In a world and time when people are urged to find solace and comfort in other things, Dr. Wills' biblical call to seek after God is refreshing and very much needed.  You can order Pressing Into Thin Places at by following the link below: